‘It’s a tough car to drive’ – Jeff Burton’s son Harrison on his rookie NASCAR Cup Series season

Harrison, son of retired NASCAR driver Jeff Burton, is in his first NASCAR Cup Series season and has been under par so far. His career-best 14th came at Darlington last weekend.

Harrison Burton and his No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Team have been strong on Sunday. It may have been a small achievement for them, but it was an important step for the young Harrison.

Jeff Burton’s son said recently that Darlington’s game was the first time he felt comfortable during the season. He went on to say the next-gen car is difficult to drive and thinks it will be good for the Cup.

Burton, a junior, said:

“It was like the first time I was uncomfortable in this car, when you think about it, it’s pretty crazy. It’s a hard car to drive, and I think it’s great for our sport. I was like, ‘Oh my gosh. I can finally get aggressive on this car. I haven’t felt it yet, and now I feel like we’re going to be able to replicate it and go after it.'”

He continued:

“It was a tough start to say the least. Fourteenth was our best finish, so it wasn’t good. There was no hiding that. I think there was some growing pains there and I feel like now we’re heading towards Going in the right direction.”

Before entering the Cup Series, Harrison Burton won the 2017 K&N Pro Series East and played two full-time Xfinity Series seasons, winning four events.


“I think the most important thing I’ve learned is that I won’t give up” – Harrison, son of Jeff Burton

Jeff Burton’s son Harrison, the youngest driver for the 2022 season, said his rookie season was an eye-opener for his career. The 21-year-old added that he learned a lot about himself.

Burton, a junior, said:

“I think the most important thing I’ve learned is that I’m not going to give up. There’s nothing that I’ll never give up. I think some of the benefits of this start are you build confidence in your work ethic, what you want in yourself Confidence was built.”

Catch Harrison Burton for the AdventHealth 400 next weekend at Kansas Speedway. The game will start at 3pm on Sunday.


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